Brewing regrets!

Brewing regrets!

Post by John Macke » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 12:12:36



If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

JJM

 
 
 

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Post by brian laniu » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 12:37:41


If I'd could go back in time, I'd have to go back in time 9 years to when I
started brewing. I'd slap my self silly for not learning to brew earlier,
then go 10 more and start brewing!  It'd be hard to go further because I
don't think may parents would have believed me if I said it that it was my
high school biology/chemistry project.

Quote:
> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM


 
 
 

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Post by Opus » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:19:12


Not that long ago, I was in Belgium for vacation. I tried this great
raspberry belgium ale. I live in the NW, and my yard is covered in
Blackberries. Thought that would make a great ale. So I decided to make a
Blackbeer Abbey ale. Would of been great, except I boiled the berries in the
wort. Nothing settled, it tasted funky, and all my freinds thought it was
just horrid. Thanks to the Abbey yeast, it had a bout 12percent alc though.
I had some degenerate friends that ended up loving just for the effects.

Quote:
> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM

 
 
 

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Post by Brett Hetheringto » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 14:18:47


Howdy John,
Wasting money on a 7 gallon brew pot (Too small!) and giving away too
much homebrew!
-Brett
Quote:

> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM

 
 
 

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Post by D Schul » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 17:03:29


I agree. My only regret is not starting sooner. Starting at age 40
means I lost 20 years of brewing that I'll never get back.

Burp,
-Dan

Quote:

> If I'd could go back in time, I'd have to go back in time 9 years to when I
> started brewing. I'd slap my self silly for not learning to brew earlier,
> then go 10 more and start brewing!  It'd be hard to go further because I
> don't think may parents would have believed me if I said it that it was my
> high school biology/chemistry project.

 
 
 

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Post by Joey » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:34:04


my mistakes in the beginning was not rinsing well enough when using bleach.
I also regret being stressed out too much because it could've been a lot
more fun.  Still learning with each batch to relax a bit further.  My
biggest area of stress is when things are all laid out and sanitized and
someone walks in the room and picks up something and says "What's this?".
"It's now my unsanitized racking cane, thank you."  :)

Quote:
> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM

 
 
 

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Post by DAsh » Mon, 12 Nov 2001 23:43:53



Quote:
> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM

Afraid I'd have to kick myself in the arse for dropping a full 5-gallon
carboy on the cement floor---  and have this indelibly imprinted picture in
my brain of my hand in the middle of the shattering glass.  Lost the best
APA I've ever made (strictly conjecture, you understand, as I never got to
slurp more than the OG sample I had just taken-- it was awesome!!!), sliced
through the tendon on my right hand's index finger, went in to emergency
surgery and got it repaired.  Finger still works, thank God and the
surgeon's marvelous skill.  But I damned near cried over the spilt beer.
--
--DAsh (to reply by e-mail, replace the obvious with 7119)
 
 
 

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Post by Marc Gaspar » Tue, 13 Nov 2001 04:37:21


2 regrets.

1.  When I first started brewing I knew absolutely nothing about basic
cooking (typical grad student) and thought if I needed a good rolling boil I
needed to leave the heat on high on the stove.  Needless to say I had
boilover all over the place.  My fiance at the time (future wife) was an
excellent cook and taught me some much needed basics.

2.  Cleanliness.  While experimenting a few years later and moving into
all-grain brewing, I got sloppy with my sanitizing/cleaning procedures and
lost quite a few batches of beer.  It took studying for the BJCP to rectify
my bad habits and since (knock wood) have only had a few go bad, once again
usuallly due to some stupidity on my part.

Marc Gaspard


Quote:
> If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> JJM

 
 
 

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Post by Colin Taddoni » Tue, 13 Nov 2001 04:52:38


Following the instructions that came with an ingredient kit, That was
before I found this group.



Quote:
>If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
>doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

>Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

>JJM

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Post by jpsto » Tue, 13 Nov 2001 07:32:22


as far as any regrets go I have only one regret.
Not Brewing my own sooner. It took me almost 15 years to actually brew my
first batch from the time I first considered brewing my own. Of course back
then It was not as common as it is today and of course the Internet was not
readily available as it is today.

Quote:
> 2 regrets.

> 1.  When I first started brewing I knew absolutely nothing about basic
> cooking (typical grad student) and thought if I needed a good rolling boil
I
> needed to leave the heat on high on the stove.  Needless to say I had
> boilover all over the place.  My fiance at the time (future wife) was an
> excellent cook and taught me some much needed basics.

> 2.  Cleanliness.  While experimenting a few years later and moving into
> all-grain brewing, I got sloppy with my sanitizing/cleaning procedures and
> lost quite a few batches of beer.  It took studying for the BJCP to
rectify
> my bad habits and since (knock wood) have only had a few go bad, once
again
> usuallly due to some stupidity on my part.

> Marc Gaspard



> > If you were allowed to go back in time and slap yourself silly for
> > doing something dumb as a beginning brewer, what would it be?

> > Dumb ingredients, dumb procedures, wasted efforts, etc.

> > JJM